Ex parte MICHEL GAY, et al. - Page 1




                                  THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                                                
                The opinion in support of the decision being entered today (1)                                                                
                was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not                                                               
                binding precedent of the Board.                                                                                               
                                                                                                    Paper No. 31                              

                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
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                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
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                                                       Ex parte MICHEL GAY                                                                    
                                                       and SYLVIE LAVAULT                                                                     
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                                                        Appeal No. 94-0825                                                                    
                                                    Application 07/908,8601                                                                   
                                                           ______________                                                                     
                                                     HEARD: AUGUST 5, 1997                                                                    
                                                          _______________                                                                     
                Before WILLIAM F. SMITH, PAK and WALTZ, Administrative Patent                                                                 
                Judges.                                                                                                                       
                WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                           

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner’s                                                          
                final rejection of claims 17 to 20.  Claims 21 to 32, the only                                                                
                other claims in this application, stand withdrawn from                                                                        




                         1Application for patent filed July 1, 1992.  According to                                                            
                appellants, this application is a continuation of Application                                                                 
                07/475,279 filed February 5, 1990, now abandoned.                                                                             
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